Good Used Cars
| According to Howard Fritchman, Jr., quoted in Mervin
E. Borgnis' An Inside Story of the PRT and PTC, the ex-Kansas City Cars
were the fastest PCCs in the city: "...they had a unique 'overdrive' feature...once
this (apparently) top speed was reached, an even greater speed could be attained
by easing up on the power pedal to an almost off position, at which point
the car seemed to attain a second wind...speed of as much as fifteen miles an
hour faster could be attained."
PCC 2266 leads a line of cars blocked by fire at 6th and Allegheny on June 30, 1979. photo © Mike Szilagyi
Between 1955 and 1983, used PCC cars from St. Louis, Kansas City, Birmingham and Toronto have seen use in Philadelphia.
photos by Mike Szilagyi
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